Colorado fans are hoping the same is in store for the Mike MacIntyre era as the Buffs Head Football Coach.
A win Saturday night at a possibly frozen Folsom Field would keep the Buff's bowl hopes alive.
It would give added confirmation that this CU Football program is headed in the right direction after the Buffs have quadrupled the win total of last season.
USC may be more talented, more athletic, but the question will be how will they handle the cold weather that they are unaccustomed to.
Some Colorado players were asked about the possibility of playing in freezing conditions or a possible snow game. When asked if it would be a good thing for CU, Los Angeles native Paul Richardson had a quick answer.
"I think it going to affect them a lot," Richardson said. "But I think that they are one of those teams that feed off energy and attitude, so I think they will be up for the challenge. I think most of the players on our team that play are from areas that don't get very cold either. So it's going to be tough. Yeah we have been getting used to it, but we don't ever really play in the below 20's. The coldest game I have ever played in was probably Utah, two years ago."
Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. mountain time, which won't help temperature matters.
MacIntyre is willing to take advantage of any help from Mother Nature.
He had this answer on the theory that USC might struggle in the cold weather.
"I sure hope (that's right), I sure hope so," MacIntyre said. "Once you start playing it doesn't really bother you that much. It's just going out there and getting going. One of the things it does, if you're on defense and the offense takes a long drive which is a good thing. On a hot day you like it. On a cold day you're trying to get warmed back up against But i think you just go play, I really do. You just go play."
The Buffs game Saturday night against USC is also senior night for Colorado.
MacIntyre spoke of the emotions involved with Senior night.
"I hope it helps us," MacIntyre said. "The senior days that I've been around lately have always helped us. I definitely hope it does. These seniors have been through a lot. It would be great to send them out with two home wins in a row and then give them something to really shoot for on the last Saturday of the season. So that's what we hope to do and that's what we need to do."
Colorado is coming off its first Pac 12 win of the season last week against Cal 41-23, a lot of momentum that Buff fans are hoping will give them an advantage Saturday night.
These seniors deserve, this coaching staff deserves it.